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Interfacing with eDNA Historians

    Last Modified: October 16, 2020

    Connect InsightCM to AVEVA eDNA historian software.

    1. Download and install the eDNA User Client Services or eDNA Admin Client Services from AVEVA.

      Specify the eDNA server's IP or computer name when configuring the DNASYS.INI file during installation.

    2. Request the following 64-bit DLLs from AVEVA:
      • EZDnaServApi64.dll
      • EzDNAServApiNet64.dll
    3. On the InsightCM server, save the 64-bit DLLs in the same location as the DLLs that are included with Client Services.

      The default location for DLLs included with the installation of Client Services is C:\Program Files (x86)\eDNA.

    4. Open File Explorer and navigate to where the eDNA configuration file was saved: C:\ProgramData\National Instruments\InsightCM 3.0\Auth\eDNAConfig.json
    5. Open the eDNAConfig.json file in a text editor and edit each field to match your eDNA server.

      The eDNA API caches data updates if the API loses connection to the eDNA server. Configure the location of the cache file and the maximum size of the cache by editing the CachePath and CacheSizeKb properties respectively.

    6. Restart the NI InsightCM service to integrate a data historian.
      1. Start Windows Services.
      2. Find and select NI InsightCM <version>.
      3. Click Restart.
    7. In InsightCM, click Dashboard and select the Historian tab to check the connection status.

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